Rodney Formanczyk, 71, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at his home.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 20, 1949, to Stanley and Genevieve (Machowski) Formanczyk who preceded him in death.
Rod had an uncanny ability to talk to anyone, which made his job in sales the perfect career. No matter where he went, he would always see someone he knew to strike up a conversation. He also enjoyed hunting at “Rod’s Deer Camp” and would boast if someone shot a deer – “It’s not as big as my 4 point.”
He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Stephen (Michelle Hlywa) and Michelle’s daughters Lucy and Izzy of Fenton, MI and, son, Todd (Stacy) of Gaylord, MI; and his most beloved granddaughter, Jordan; his brother, Gregory (Karen) Formanczyk of Rochester Hills, MI, and sister Susan Florek of Macomb, MI., and many nieces and nephews.
He touched so many lives in so many meaningful ways. His kind soul will be missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral. Visitation will be held at St. Mary Cathedral on Friday, November 6, 2020, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-7262.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.